Ryan is best known for making sculpture that is evocative of objects and forms from the natural world and references themes of trauma, migration and memory. For the Hackney Windrush Art Commission, she created large-scale sculptures of fruits from the Caribbean, drawing on her memories of shopping at Ridley Road market as a child.
Ryan has been nominated alongside Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard and Sin Wai Kin. An exhibition of their work will be held at Tate Liverpool from 20 October 2022 until 19 March 2023. The winner will be announced in December.
Veronica Ryan’s Hackney Windrush Art Commission is supported by Art Fund with additional funding from Alison Jacques Gallery, Paula Cooper Gallery and the Henry Moore Foundation. The public programme is supported by the Freelands Foundation.